Microsoft has announced one of the more interesting contests to date for their upcoming game Rise of Nations:Rise of Legends
RTS. In order to win the contest you will need to submit your fan fiction to this site
about the struggle between magic and technology. The fiction will then
be judged by other gamers with the winner getting a chance to visit Big
Huge studios to check out the game while it's in development.
The Search is On for the Ultimate â€œRise of Legendsâ€ Fans
Do you have what it takes to become one of the ultimate â€œRise of
NationsÂ®: Rise of Legendsâ„¢â€ fans? Microsoft Game Studios and Big Huge
Games challenges US and Canadian gamers to join in the first of several
competitions designed to find the worldâ€™s Ultimate â€œRise of Legendsâ€
The competition, which is hosted by Microsoft Game
Studios and Big Huge Games, will consist of multiple online contests.
One Ultimate Fan per contest will win an exclusive visit to Big Huge
Games where they can see the creative process in action. In addition,
each winner will document their daily experience in their own â€œRise of
Legendsâ€ blog and get to rise to the ultimate challenge and battle
against Big Huge Games in an exclusive head-to-head online multiplayer
The first contest will be a fan fiction contest where
gamers will be invited to write fiction based on specifically chosen
in-game screen shots. These shots will be posted on the official â€œRise
of Legendsâ€ homepage at
http://www.bighugegames.com/riseoflegends/contest1.html on September
14, 2005 and fans will be encouraged to devise the most inventive and
imaginative story using the theme of magic versus technology. Big Huge
Games representatives will then select the ten finalists, which will be
announced on October 6, 2005.
From October 6, 2005 to October
19, 2005, the choice of the Fan Fiction contest winner will then rest
in the hands of gamers. Gamers will be invited to vote for their
favorite story online and ultimately decide the winner, which will be
announced on October 28, 2005. Rules and regulations for each contest
will be available throughout on the official â€œRise of Legendsâ€ Web site.
by Big Huge Games â€“ the veteran design team responsible for such hits
as Civilization II, Colonization and Alpha Centauri â€“ â€œRise of Nations:
Rise of Legendsâ€ will evolve the franchise's trademark features such as
borders, large-scale battles and city-building in innovative ways.
Players will be able to transform small villages into powerful
civilizations and lead vast fantasy armies into strategic battles using
formations, unit control and heroic abilities to destroy the enemy. The
immensely popular Conquer the World (CTW) Campaign returns in â€œRise of
Nations: Rise of Legendsâ€ with exciting updates. The new CTW Campaign
will guide players through a new world of heroes, monsters, loyalty and
betrayal. Gamers will follow a gripping story through multiple
campaigns with fascinating subplots and heroic characters. The
campaigns will immerse players in an ever-changing three-dimensional
world with terrain and cities that evolve as civilizations grow. For
more information, visit www.riseoflegends.com or www.bighugegames.com.
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